Patients are responsible for securing referrals or authorizations required by their insurance prior to appointments. If you do not have your referral at the time of your appointment, then you will be expected to pay the full charge at the time of the service. After your appointment, the department's billing staff will handle all paperwork required by your insurance company for its portion of your bill. You will receive a bill for any amount not covered by your insurance.
Balances from services in other departments of The Johns Hopkins Hospital are also expected in advance of receiving service from our Department. In addition, payment is expected up front for services which are excluded from insurance coverage. A financial counselor is available to assist you with any billing concerns or questions.